Editor's Review

  • The videos list was released by YouTube.
  • Most Kenyans watched bongo music videos as opposed to homegrown content. 

YouTube has announced the top watched videos by Kenyans in 2020. The list reveals popular videos uploaded and watched on YouTube. The list mostly features musical acts across the region. Here are the most-watched videos.

Dusuma - Otile Brown ft Meddy.  

This song gained momentum after a social media challenge grew around it leading it to surpass 17 million views in 3 months. This is no surprise considering that Otile is the most-watched Kenyan musician on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-lQWyevVTU

Teamo - Rayvanny Ft Messias Maricoa  

This love song was released at a time when Kenyans were preparing for this year’s Valentine’s Day, making it the second most-watched video. It highlights the dominance of bongo music in the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PtSPkGn-kg

Sauti Sol – Suzanna  

Sauti Sol released the video as the song to the Midnight Train Album. Additionally, the video was released in the wake of Sauti Sol announcing their record deal with Universal Music Africa (UMA). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFBJtuQ1Llc

‘Gere’ - Tanasha Donna ft Diamond. 

At the release of the song, Diamond and Tanansha were dating. The song received over a million views in just 13 hours after release. It received recognition from American producer Swizz Beats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9b4_2lBhrE

Utawezana- Femi One ft Mejja 

The song gained popularity after a video of content creator Azziad Nasenya dancing to it went viral, creating an online dance challenge among Kenyans. The naughty nature of the song elevated it to the top spot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kl3Cap-NzQ